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May 2021, Vol. LXXXVIII, Number 4

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Letters to the Editor: May 2021

Female Emancipation & the Set-Aside Man... Fasting: The Orthodox Way... A Shameful Maligning of a Beautiful Children’s Story... Cancel-Culture Club... Print On!... Dereliction of Duty

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The News You May Have Missed: May 2021

Presidential Indignities... Misogynist Minister... Succulent Smuggler... Escalating in Place... The Loudest Month... The Mona Lisa of Tweets... more

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Conveying the Message of Humanae Vitae to the People of Today

IN AN ABSENCE OF UNIVERSAL MORAL STANDARDS

By Willem Jacobus Eijk

Church doctrine regarding contraception is one of the least understood and accepted parts of her conjugal and sexual ethics.

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Defending Marriage in the Pope Francis Era

THE DECISIVE BATTLE

By Richard A. Spinello

The language and tone of Amoris Laetitia seem to signal a retreat from the notion of exceptionless moral norms and the doctrine of indissolubility.

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Tom Bethell: A Life of the Mind & the Heart

A REAL CATHOLIC MAN TO THE END

By Donna F. Bethell & Andrew Wadsworth

Tom brought others to an awareness that God is to be worshiped and reverenced in this life both in church and in the way we live our lives.

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Dispatch from the Dead Letter Office

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

By Pieter Vree

The McCarrick report is a historical accounting that doesn’t hold anyone accountable, and it will have no practical consequences.

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All the World Is Staged

CULTURAL COUNTERPOINT

By Jason M. Morgan

Most of us probably spend more time each day looking at screens than at anything, or anyone, else. Our thinking is curdled out of online scenarios.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four. By George Orwell.

LITERATURE MATTERS

By Michael S. Rose

The citizens of Oceania are not only stripped of human freedom and basic rights but so dehumanized that each individual lacks any semblance of human dignity.

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Briefly Reviewed: May 2021

Here Christopher Beiting reviews C.S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction, a brilliant combination of biography and bibliography.

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Last Things: May 2021

By David Mills

Catholicism offers so many material things that convey God's grace: holy water, candles, relics. What's eating a little holy dirt when you've found God through all those things?

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